'''Ernest Thompson Seton''' (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was an author (published in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US), wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians
, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America
(BSA). Seton also influenced Robert Baden-Powell|Lord Baden-Powell
, the founder of Scouting
. His notable books related to Scouting include ''The Birch Bark Roll'' and ''Boy Scout Handbook|The Boy Scout Handbook
''. He is responsible for the Cultural appropriation|appropriation
and incorporation of what he believed to be Native Americans in the United States|American Indian
elements into the traditions of the BSA.